I was using version 9.6 and the only reason I updated is because I got this message telling me that my current version was working and it also didn't seem to be updating as it had previously. So, being a trusting idiot I updated and I've regretted it ever since.
My computer is slower loading up even with my i3 duo core Processor and to me that's bad. I've had to restart the computer numerous times because it keeps freezing up and not loading my other anti-virus software. Yes, I have other Anti-virus software Norton and Malwarebytes are both paid for and SuperAntispyware is is freeby and yes, I know that sometimes there can be conflicts when you have more than one Antivirus. The thing is that until I upgraded and I use the word upgraded loosely, I NEVER had any problems or conflicts!
I don't have any plans to uninstall any of my other Antivirus software just so this so-called better version 10.1.211.3382 can work better. What the heck kind of logic is that or what kind of common sense is that to suggest that we uninstall our other Antivirus just so AdAware can work better?
Did I mention how much I absolutely hate the new GUI? I used to complain about the GUI (to myself) about version 9.6; about how you couldn't maximize it. Boy, I take back that complaint now. I don't know about everyone else but I still have an "old" CRT monitor which doesn't do widescreen so that means that I have to scroll back and forth at times when I go to most websites because everyone and their mother seems to have upgraded to the widescreen view. I know the recommend screen resolution is 1024 x 768 but since I value my eyesight I've always used 800 x 600 and since upgrading to version 10 I am unable to see the whole GUI unless I use the 1024 x 768 resolution and even then there seem to be problems with the GUI. Some of the GUI seems to be missing(the name in left hand corner) and the ability to minimize the GUI seems to have disappeared completely which is crazy because that minimize button was there when I first upgraded. Although I guess I really shouldn't say that it was a minimize button because the when I clicked on that button it only minimized to the taskbar when I what I wanted was for the GUI to get a little smaller so that I could view it completely in with my 800 x 600 resolution. That didn't happen. So basically if I want to see the whole GUI or to download the definitions manually etc. I have to use the 1024 x 768 resolution because I can't see the whole GUI and the things I need to see otherwise. When the software is on the tasbar and when I click on minimize I wan't the GUI to get smaller not just get moved to the taskbar tray.
Another issue is that in Version 9.6 when you scanned and the software found something it would show you the file that was infected and where it was located. Version 10 does NOT do this or least the one I have doesn't. It shows you the name of infection and that's it. Basically, you're in the dark about which file is infected so you could possibly download the same file again because you don't know that it's infected.
I really liked the previous AdAware version which was 9.6 and it's really frustrating when your software gets a supposeded upgrade and things that were perfectly fine get totally screwed up and meanwhile the software package grows in size and slows down your system etc. Personally, the I don't understand it because as far as I'm concerned the ONLY difference should be how much more efficiently the upgraded software performs the GUI be damned!!!
Edited by lapetite66, 27 May 2012 - 06:37 PM.